The Raymond Restaurant

4.4
1926 reviews
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Contemporary American
The Raymond 1886 offers inspired, seasonal cooking featuring the finest selection of ingredients paired with a diverse collection of wines from top West Coast and international producers and hand crafted culinary cocktails produced in our bar, 1886.

The restaurant is housed in the former caretaker's cottage of the storied Raymond Hotel. It is a slice of Pasadena’s historic past and carries on it's great traditions of hospitality and architecture with it's indoor cottage seating and outdoor craftsman style patios.

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TW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch. Sat inside because of the heat. Quaint place and the menu was good. Had a Bloody Mary that was spicy! Saw lots of groups in the patio. Good place for kids but only at brunch on the weekends.

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T
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at this restaurant was last Thursday for dinner, met friends visiting from out of state. We were greeted promptly with a smile, the whole staff was wonderful. We sat outside in their lovely patio area, which is a very tranquil experience. The craft drinks, appetizers down to the main course, (pork chops) was excellent. I highly recommend this fine restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My mom and I went to the Raymond for dineLA restaurant week. Great ambiance outdoors. I ordered the roasted cauliflower, the cashew cream pasta, and the chocolate shell

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IH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. The outdoor patio was lovely. The salad was so fresh and taste like it came straight from a farm. We went for lunch during DineLA. It was a great value.

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m
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience at a quaint restaurant

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t
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant has lost its way. Instead of serving well prepared basic dishes, it continues to try to be trendy without much success.

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GO
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and decor in this old vintage restaurant and each dining area is unique and very relaxing :)

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S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely evening on their beautiful patio.

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H
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the setting and the easygoing vibe. Drinks in the patio, then dinner there too-no problem!!
Delicious salmon dinners. A must come back place!!

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not visited The Raymond in over 20 years, but thought it the ideal location for our 35th wedding anniversary. I do not consider myself in any way a "foodie", but I must say that the meal was quite extraordinary. Add to that the lovely ambiance of outdoor seating and the attentive servers and it was a lovely evening all around

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was an hour late arriving for the reservation, although the other 2 people in my party arrived on time. The manager could not have been nicer, more accommodating and friendly. And he had a great sense of humor! It made what could have been a disaster into a very pleasant dining experience among 3 long-time friends.

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RJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Steak ordered medium plus, came out over seasoned and rubbery in texture. Salmon served on plank with rest of meal, veggies were falling off the plank. Drinks were amazing.

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v
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I shared the cobb salad, the humus, and the grilled veggie wrap. The salad was delicious and easily shared by the three of us. The humus itself was good, but the addition of the olive tapenade garnish added an extra pleasing flavor sensation. The veggie wrap included grilled zucchini and egg plant which overpowered any other vegetable that may have been included. I prefer my vegetables to be on the crisp side and juices from the mushy vegetables made the wrap a little too moist for my tastes.
Sitting on the patio was wonderful! Because of his cheerful enthusiasm, our server, Robert, made us all smile. Robert, the kitchen staff, and the other servers made sharing brunch at The Raymond a lovely experience. We will definitely return.

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JT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice environment and good food. Waitress are very attentive.

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HU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Bar staff seemed new in the business. Outdoor table was dusty, lamp chops were between the size of a $.50 and a silver dollar. The steak was about 6-7oz. Was not a good value over all.

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

overall it is cute and cozy place to try, the garden seating is always charming and romantic.
I would say it is a hidden gem in Pasadena and I would love to come back for dinner since it would be very romantic with all lights.

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JO
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue itself is lovely. Our cocktails and wine choices were perfect. The meal itself was lovely, my husband had a wonderful streak and I the lamb chops. The peanut butter dessert with honeycomb was amazing, and as it was our anniversary, they even brought us out some champagne to celebrate! This place is a gem!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Limited menu
Horrible service
Food was not great , used to be so good and not sure what happened. Would t go there again. So not worth the money at all. Horrible and terrible. Go if you want to waste money

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JC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks so much for accommodating us when our party grew larger than expected. Service was great and non-obtrusive. Food was delicious!

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HR
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Saturday morning breakfast with friends!

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F
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. We had a great time, closed the placed nobody rushed us thank you for an awesome experience

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F
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the setting outside at the Raymond. Our food is always delicious and service is great

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was so nice and the food delicious. Sometimes they are snooty when I come at dinner times, but the brunch staff was completely different! Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They’ve gotten a bit too “fancy” for my taste since I was here last. Still a great place though.

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RA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I am caucasian; I was lunching with an asian friend. In explaining the day's specials, the waiter looked away from my companion and only at me. I told the waiter that my companion was able to understand English and that he should address us both. My companion and I each ordered a salad. When the waiter dropped off the bill, we were charged for four salads - each order was doubled.

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CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

So disappointed in this old stand by. It's always been dark with all the wood, but this time it was dingy, too. Curtains on the Windows torn. Lunch Menu completely changed. Everything except perhaps, the burger, was something off the wall..e g., I had fried chicken sandwich with kimchee slaw. Most things were spicy. Even the ketchup was weird, runny & spicy. So sad. Don't know about breakfast or dinner.

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KB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic atmosphere, very quiet on the dining patio. Great service, delicious food.

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

1pm lunch on a Thursday. Restaurant not completely full. Waiter asked for drink orders but we did not have a drink menu. He then brought only 1 menu for 6 people. 50 minutes before cocktails arrived. Food arrived quicker and was ok to good. I would only recommend it with reservations.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful spot for brunch! Excellent service and delicious food!

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a
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love coming here - not far from our home, and feel far away from traffic and noise. Can't beat the ambiance. Service is always fantastic and waitstaff is very friendly.
Disappointed to find out the rib eye is no longer on the menu. Please bring it back.

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J
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant and comfortable, excellent service.

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V
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. I had the steak and it was excellent and cooked exactly to order. My other guests really enjoyed their meal also. Easy to talk in this setting.

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KM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night here with interesting menu. Rabbit Ragu, Sea Trout and Miso Cod were all outstanding. Wine list could be expanded with a few more interesting selections. Dark inside but lovely nonetheless.

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MB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio and it was very pleasant. The staff very nice; the food good.

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JS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was very good, the omelette and the German pancake were very good, what we had expected. The coffee was just warm, and refill the same.
We really went for a Ramos Fizz and that did not disappoint. Very hard to get servers attention. No salt and pepper on the table.
Good but not great

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We sat outdoors for lunch on the lovely patio. The food was very good, but it was hard to get a waiter’s attention. We were also quite surprised that they were out of one of the listed main dishes on a quiet afternoon. They were also surprisingly out of blue cheese dressing. I’ve had better experiences at the Raymond before, so I will give them a try another time.

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KK
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a lovely setting of an old style Pasadena House. I want to go back and spend time at the bar - it is a classic! Service was very professional and all the food we had was delicious - especially the cauliflower dish! Would definitely return.

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RH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Raymond. Came to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. Expected Old School food for such an establishment but it was surprisingly very innovative and very delicious. Love the vibe. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leslie's Spicey Chicken & Vegetable Spinach Wrap..."INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS" Extremely Peaceful... Extremely Freindy Staff...!

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DL
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I hadn't been here in 17 years... the food was still good but the restaurant definitely needed some TLC.

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